Indian River County, FL- You may not necessarily like police officers, but sometimes you have to respect what they go through when conducting DUI stops and arrests. They have to tolerate all sorts of annoying behaviors from drunks including having their entire patrol cars covered in urine, at least that’s what happened to an Indian River County Sheriff’s Deputy after he arrested a young man for intoxicated driving last month.
According to the sheriff’s report, Deputy Brian Bell pulled over Devin Langford for speeding. Bell’s report states that Langford had “red, glassy, and bloodshot eyes,” the Smoking Gun reported. Langford’s speech was also slurred and he had a “plethora of beer cans” in his vehicle.
Langford failed a series of field sobriety tests and was placed under arrest for suspicion of intoxicated driving. The 23 year-old was placed in the back of the patrol car for transport.
But Langford had the urge to urinate after being placed in the car. Bell told Langford that he would have to wait until they arrived at the police station, but, apparently, the beer was moving through the man quickly and he told Deputy Bell he couldn’t wait that long.
Langford then asked Bell if he could urinate in his car. In a remarkably generous gesture, Bell told Langford he could relieve himself in his car.
“I’m very, very, very sorry I have to pee in the back of your car. I did not want to pee in the back of your car. Trust me,” Langford said, according to the Smoking Gun
That was when Langford had the bright idea that he would attempt to urinate out of the window of the patrol car instead of soiling the back seat. Deputy Bell said that wasn’t a good idea but that didn’t stop Langford.
The young man had already managed to maneuver his cuffed hands to his front and “proceeded to pull down his trousers, kneel on the back seat, and attempt to urinate out the rear passenger side window while it was in motion,” Deputy Bells report states.
Langford’s aim was terrible and he sprayed the front passenger seat and the rear of the patrol car with urine.
When they arrived at the station, Langford told Bell, “I might be a little drunk, but I’m not a lot of drunk.” His breathalyzer indicated otherwise and showed that Langford’s blood alcohol content was 0.14, twice Florida’s legal limit.
He was booked on a misdemeanor DUI charge but wasn’t given any additional charges for his golden shower in the patrol car. In his court appearance, Langford pleaded “no contest” to the charges and was given one year of probation, ordered to attend DUI school and had his driver’s license suspended for six months.
While this story is laughable, a DUI charge is not. A DUI conviction has ramifications beyond probation and a suspended license; it will stay on your record for years and can cost thousands of dollars. That is why anyone facing a DUI should retain an Indian River DUI attorney to help them fight the charges.